Caledonia County’s elected probate judge has been suspended from that role by order of the Vermont Supreme Court. William “Bill” Cobb was elected to the position of probate judge in 2018 and has filed a petition to be on the ballot for re-election in November, but for now, he is not allowed to serve in that capacity due to a supreme court decision handed down last month that followed a suspension of his license to practice law. The decision by the justices relies on findings by the Professional Responsibility Board whose panelists determined in May that Cobb’s law license should be suspended for 15 months due to multiple acts of attorney misconduct. Cobb has worked as an attorney in Caledonia County for the last 18 years, specializing in probate cases, family law, criminal defense, and civil litigation. Currently serving the probate needs of Caledonia County in Cobb’s absence is Jodi French. She is the probate judge for Windham County.